Cape Cod Beaches
A Cape Cod vacation would not be complete without exploring the 550 miles of beaches. You'll find crashing waves along the eastern side, where the Atlantic Ocean hugs the Cape, and milder waters lapping at the beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Top beaches include Race Point Beach, Marconi Beach, and Herring Cove. Recreational activities range from sunbathing along Cape Cod Bay to boogie boarding in the Atlantic Ocean to riding through
Race Point Beach -
Eight miles long, Race Point is a Cape Cod beach not to be missed. Discover a wealth of rolling dunes along with some truly
spectacular sunsets. As for activities, surfing and swimming top the list. And if you're lucky, you may even spot a whale, as one of the area's main feeding areas is a short distance away.
Herring Cove -
Featuring warm waters that are perfect for swimming, Herring Cove is considered to be one of the most popular beaches in Provincetown. Both family- and gay-friendly, Herring Cove has been known to feature whales and seals that are definitely not shy about coming onto the shore for a little sunbathing. A snack bar, showers, and restrooms are available at Herring Cove, which also boasts on-duty lifeguards.
Cape Cod Hotel near Beaches -
Enjoy well-appointed guestrooms at Surfside Hotel & Suites in the heart of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Our entirely non-smoking hotel specializes in personal service and guest-friendly amenities, such as complimentary continental breakfast, heated outdoor saltwater pool, and high-speed wireless Internet access. We also feature easy access to Cape Cod's many beaches, including our very own private beach.
Marconi Beach -
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach is renowned for its steep sand cliff. Ideal for swimming and beachcombing, the beach, which was named for Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor who completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between America and England at the turn of the 20th century, also features stunning views of both Cape Cod Bay and Lower Cape sea horizons. The parking lot is close to the beach, making it easy for families with children. Facilities include full restrooms and outdoor showers.
Cape Cod Sand Dunes -
The Cape Cod sand dunes have inspired generations of visitors, including famed American playwright Eugene O'Neill, who spent a good amount of times out on the dunes. Maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Provincetown dunes can be toured in the comfort of a climate-controlled Suburban vehicle. Tours are run by Art's Dune Tours, which also specializes in dune weddings and commitment ceremonies. Consider a sunset tour of the dunes or a combination dune tour and classic family clambake. You can also hike on the dune trails for an afternoon of fun, explore the dunes, and swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Cod Beach Recreation -
A variety of seaside activities abound on Cape Cod beaches. Along Cape Cod Bay, high and low tides are daily events. When the tides go out, children can discover all kinds of maritime critters, like hermit and sand crabs. Low tide is also a nice time for a long beach walk or game of Frisbee. For the intrepid, Nauset Beach on the Lower Cape offers excellent surfing.